Entries by Bryan Baker

Relate: Asking for and Giving Help – Week 3, Day 3

The Deepest Kind of Relationships Relationships deepen when people get real with each other. At the same time, there is a lot of risk in such an endeavor. Can we really trust people to help? What if we share something personal and they blab it to others? How can we know for sure that our […]

Relate: We Are All Helpers – Week 3, Day 2

We Are All Helpers Ed Welch in the book Side by Side: Walking with Others in Wisdom and Love says that we are all helpers. We need help and we need to help others.  And we help more often than we realize. We listen to a friend or a spouse about what happened at work […]

Relate: The Value of Walking with Others – Week 3, Day1

Walking with Others Ed Welch in his book Side by Side: Walking with Others in Wisdom and Love writes, “Yet weakness— or neediness— is a valuable asset in God’s community. Jesus introduced a new era in which weakness is the new strength. Anything that reminds us that we are dependent on God and other people […]

Relate: Our Relationships Matter – Week2, Day 5

Doing Life in Relationship with Others Our Relationships matter. We were created to do life in relationship with other people. That’s not easy. Especially when people are being difficult or there are the kind of people in life that we need to be cautious of, people like Nabal, who we learned about over the last […]

Relate – Learn From the Wise – Week 2, Day4

Maintaining Control When Offended David almost lost control. He almost turned to violence to deal with an offense. He wanted revenge. And there’s a sense in which Nabal, the man David was going to punish, needed to be put in his place. Nabal was mean, nasty, cruel, and unjust. His own servant described him as […]